Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for several regions near Toronto.

In a statement released Wednesday, the agency said “very strong southwesterly winds with frequent gusts up to 90 km/h are expected to develop” by Thursday afternoon. Gusts of wind up to 100 km/h are possible near the shores of Lake Erie.

“These winds will be strong enough to cause some tree damage, with power outages also possible as a result,” the warning added.

The wind warning covers the following regions:

  • Simcoe-Delhi-Norfolk
  • Dunnville-Caledonia-Haldimand
  • Niagara Falls-Welland-Sourtern Niagara Region

Environment has also issued a special weather statement for other areas where winds are expected to be strong, but not as severe.

The statement includes the following areas:

  • Halton-Peel
  • Waterloo-Wellington
  • Elgin
  • London-Middlesex
  • Oxford-Brant
  • City of Hamilton
  • Huron-Perth

Toronto itself is not included in the wind warning, but strong winds of 60 km/h or more are expected to hit the city on Thursday.

The latest forecasts are available on the Environment Canada website.

Source: CTV